According to Business Insider, “Trader Joe’s is ending grocery delivery services in New York City on March 1 and has no plans to roll out delivery in other markets.” Trader Joe’s representative Kenya Friend-Daniel told the press, “Instead of passing along unsustainable cost increases to our customers, removing delivery will allow us to continue offering outstanding values — quality products for great everyday prices, and to make better use of valuable space in our stores.”
The chain, which is known for its low prices and unique items — some of which sell out early in the day — started posting signs last month that it was ending the service. The chain has 11 New York City stores, with seven in Manhattan. Those in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island have never offered delivery. Trader Joe’s will become one of the few Manhattan supermarkets without a delivery option.